The last part of our series about how lesbians are portrayed in mainstream movies. Featuring „Heavenly Creatures“, „Bound“, and other films.
We’re heading from the 1970’s to the early 1990’s, when lesbians started to be portrayed in a better way in mainstream movies. Hollywood got it almost right, but not quite. The movies portrayed this time are: Personal Best, starring Mariel Hemingway, The Hunger (Catherine Deneuve, Susan Sarandon and David Bowie), The Color Purple with Whoopi Goldberg, and – of course – Fried Green Tomatoes.
Lesbians at the movies from the 1940’s until the 1960’s were portrayed in a disturbing way. The fate of these characters was of course always an unhappy one and often ended in death. Any young lesbian looking for a good onscreen role model during this time had no chance at all.
The first article on our blog in English – about lesbians in mainstream movies. Part 1 of 4